The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture: Medium; Object; Metaphor

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Specifications

book-author

Heike Schaefer, Alexander Starre

publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

file-type

PDF

pages

277 pages

language

English

asin

B07X4D9MFP

isbn10

3030225445

isbn13

9783030225445


Book Description

The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture; (PDF) discovers the cultural functions the printed book performs in the digital age. It explores how the use of and attitude toward the book form have transformed in light of the digital revolution of American media culture. Positioned at the crossroads of American studies; book studies; literary studies; and media studies; these essays show that a sustained concentration on the medial and material formats of literary communication considerably expands our accustomed ways of doing cultural studies. Addressing the changing roles of publishers; authors and readers while covering multiple bookish formats such as experimental fiction; artists’ books; bestselling novels; and zines; this interdisciplinary volume introduces readers to present transatlantic conversations on the past and future of the printed book.

Review

“What purpose does the printed book serve in a phase of thriving reading environments? The essays collected by Heike Schaefer and Alexander Starre brilliantly search the book’s materiality in an increasingly complex media ecology; demonstrating the ways that today’s codex both contributes to and appears from a shifting economic and cultural landscape. Along the way; the reader is stimulated to reflect how a mode of ‘medial close reading’ might open new space and copy new connections among fields including comparative literature and American studies; and also media studies and book history.” (Kathleen Fitzpatrick; Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English; Michigan State University; USA)

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Additional information

book-author

Heike Schaefer, Alexander Starre

publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

file-type

PDF

pages

277 pages

language

English

asin

B07X4D9MFP

isbn10

3030225445

isbn13

9783030225445

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Front Matter ….Pages i-xv
Front Matter ….Pages 1-1
The Printed Book, Contemporary Media Culture, and American Studies (Heike Schaefer, Alexander Starre)….Pages 3-28
Front Matter ….Pages 29-29
The Books That Count: Big Data Versus Narrative in Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and Joshua Cohen’s Book of Numbers (Regina Schober)….Pages 31-51
US Print Culture, Literary Narrative, and Slow Reading in the Age of Big Data: Steve Tomasula’s VAS: An Opera in Flatland (Antje Kley)….Pages 53-67
“Books and Books and Books … an Oasis of the Forbidden”: Writing and Print Culture as Metaphor and Medium for Survival in Margaret Atwood’s Novel The Handmaid’s Tale (Reingard M. Nischik)….Pages 69-86
Zines in the Library: Underground Communication and the Property Regimes of Book Culture (Janice Radway)….Pages 87-113
Front Matter ….Pages 115-115
The Book Between Media Convergence, Media Specificity, and Diverse Reading Communities in Present-Day US Culture (Christoph Bläsi)….Pages 117-137
Michael Cunningham’s The Hours: Homage to the Book in a Time of Media Transformation (Aleida Assmann)….Pages 139-154
“There’s Nothing Quite Like a Real Book”: Stop-Motion Bookishness (Jessica Pressman)….Pages 155-176
Front Matter ….Pages 177-177
Remediation, Oral Storytelling, and the Printed Book: The Stylistic Strategies of Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Fifty Year Sword (Alison Gibbons)….Pages 179-202
Book Design as Literary Strategy: Aka Morchiladze’s Novel Santa Esperanza and Its Poetics of Playful Storytelling (Monika Schmitz-Emans)….Pages 203-226
Authorial Impression and Remediation in Anne Carson’s Quasi-Artist’s Book Nox (Kiene Brillenburg Wurth)….Pages 227-251
Front Matter ….Pages 253-253
The Storied Book (Garrett Stewart)….Pages 255-264
Back Matter ….Pages 265-277

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